Psychodynamic Therapy works with unconscious processes and takes the approach that our past effects our present and may determine how we react in certain situations and relationships. This therapy is often beneficial for individuals who want to understand more about themselves. It is particularly helpful for those who feel their difficulties have affected them over a long period of time and are noticing repeated patterns of behaviour and need relief of mental and emotional distress.
The process of change occurs as you become more aware of the power of your unconscious drives which fuel well-established defense [coping] mechanisms that influence your behaviour.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - works with conscious processes and focuses on thoughts and behaviours in the here and now.
When you feel anxious, you may often have accompanying negative thoughts which, over time, may develop into quite fixed ‘faulty thinking styles’ or ‘thinking errors’.
Time-Limited Therapy - you and I agree to meet for a predetermined number of sessions and work with a particular focus on a clearly distinct problem from the onset.
Open-ended Therapy - you and I agree to meet for an undetermined amount of sessions until a time when we can agree an ending.